Carrying the acting tradition in the family is nothing uncommon in the film industry, and so it was almost natural for Anate Augustine one of the current crop of promising Malayali actresses to have chosen an acting career following in the footsteps of her father Augustine, who himself had acted in more than 100 films in his lifetime. While entering films, however, she chose to abbreviate her name from Anate to ‘Ann’ and this change may have brought her luck as her current standing in the industry bears out, having been a recipient of so many awards right from her debut film in 2010. Like many others in the current generation of actor and actresses, Ann too comes with a solid educational background, having earlier studied in Calicut and Thiruvananthapuram, and then graduated in psychology from Bangalore. While she is grateful for her father’s guidance in her career, at the same time she feels it necessary to pursue her higher education, almost side by side with her acting, as inspired by her late father. In fact, she says she misses her father every time she gets up to pick up another of her awards. In spite of having received 6 awards in her 5 years of acting career, she keeps a balanced and mature head on her relatively young shoulders. In fact, she had the humility to confess that she felt the State Award should have gone to either Shobana or Shwetha, two of her seniors in the acting fraternity. Glancing through her films and the awards that she has been able to accumulate, it would be obvious that she has been able come to the limelight whether she was playing a lead role, (like for instance in her first film “Elsamma Enna Aankutty” or in “Artist”) or even an associate role in some of her other movies. Being level headed and talented, these qualities would carry her far whether she chooses acting or being a psychologist, whatever be her ultimate priorities. That she is focused and determined also comes out from the decision she took without any sort of hesitation or dilemma about her own marriage to Jomon T John.